Endemol Worldwide Distribution has struck a development and distribution deal with Feel Films, currently working on feature The Song of Names.
The super-indie’s international arm will provide development funding and deficit financing for Feel Films to produce scripted projects in the UK, US and global markets in return for first-look distribution rights.
Feel Films is currently co-producing BBC1 drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in association with Cuba Pictures, Cite Amerique and Far Moor Media.
The indie was set up Nick Hirschkorn in 2004 and produced Sky 1’s Tim Roth drama Skellig in 2009. It also produces commercials and is working on feature film The Song of Names.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution chief executive Cathy Payne said it was cementing the relationship with Feel Films as it gears up to launch 6 x 60-minute Napoleonic War drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell at Mipcom.
The deal is Endemol Worldwide Distribution’s latest first-look deal following its agreement with Mam Tor, the indie set up by former Curtis Brown agent Tally Garner, and Death Comes To Pemberley producer Origin Pictures.
Earlier this year, Endemol UK acquired The Fall producer Artists Studio.